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|Born||September 7, 1964|
|Institution||University of Zürich|
|Alma mater||London School of Economics (Ph.D., 1994; M.Sc., 1991)
University of Bologna (B.Sc., 1989)
|Awards||Yrjö Jahnsson Award (2009)|
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Fabrizio Zilibotti (born September 7, 1964) is an Italian economist. He is the Head of the Chair of Macroeconomics and Political Economy of the University of Zürich's Department of Economics. Zilibotti was previously Professor of Economics at University College London and at the Institute for International Economic Studies in Stockholm. A former managing editor of the Review of Economic Studies, he is the chief editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Growth and of China Economic Review. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society and of the CEPR, and a member of the Academia Europaea. He is the academic director of the UBS Center for Economics in Society. Starting January 1 2014, Zilibotti, will be the vice president of the European Economic Association.
His research interests include economic growth and development, the economic development of China, political economy, macroeconomics, financial economics, and industrial organization.
He has published papers in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics,Review of Economic Studies, Economic Journal, European Economic Review, International Economic Review, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Economic Growth, and Journal of the European Economic Association.
In 2009, Zilibotti received the Yrjö Jahnsson Award of the European Economic Association for “greatly [improving] our understanding of how technological innovation affects economic growth at different stages of economic development. He also contributed to the positive analysis of the welfare state, explaining how economic and political forces interact to shape government redistribution.". Zilibotti shared the prize with John van Reenen of the London School of Economics.